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23, Goubert Avenue, Beside Old light house, Pondicherry, India
+91 413 222 7750
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Entertaining clients

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  • 92
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice location, good food, decent pricing. Service could have been better

Nice location. Good food & drinks available. However service could have been better. Beer was served which was not chilled and was not even asked before opening up the bottle. Otherwise service was quite ok. Value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Dipayan
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Singapore
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  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nice location. Good food & drinks available. However service could have been better. Beer was served which was not chilled and was not even asked before opening up the bottle. Otherwise service was quite ok. Value for money.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The lobster was particularly good; went there on a friday night when they have some lobster festival. They also had very good mutton samosas. However, the service was very poor. No plates on the table until we asked for them, no water served. It was only when i threw a tantrum that things moved well. Wouldnt suggest this place if... More 

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New Delhi, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

very slow service, poor quality food...the saving grace was the very sweet barman Thamel who tried his level best to keep everyone satisfied. The ambience is quite nice...you could go there I guess but it is definitely NOT a must do!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is on the top floor of Hotel Promenade. The open air provides excellent view of the beach promenade and beautiful sea breeze. The menu is simple yet enhanced by Chef Sri Ram's flexible and accommodating nature as he had to create meals not on the menu to suit my request of less spicy meals. The only problem is... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had heard a lot about this place . Excellent location , nice menu choices , tasty food but very poor service . The waiter did not even try to understand our order and the order took extra ordinary long time to come. The food was good but the attitude of the staff and the poor service put us off. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had dinner twice at the lighthouse. The first time the place wasn't crowded, nice atmosphere, great music, the ambience was perfect. The staff try to be very attentive and courteous but only when they decide to come over to the table otherwise if you need anything you can stare at them for hours and they still be there talking... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We expected so much more than what we got. Got in around 8 pm and were seated promptly. Ordered a round of drinks (well made Margarita). The view is beautiful, especially on a full moon night, as you can see the moons reflection on the ocean. Food was a disaster. First off- Menus were filthy and i wouldn't even touch... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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131 reviews 131 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I once had food at the ground floor level, and it was quite good. But on the terrace, the veg barbecue is virtually not eatable. Even the dal-roti was not decent. And a mocktail + veg bbq, which I had even eaten, cost me more than a 1000 rs. This is a joke! There are plenty other places in the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Nice restaurant bar on top of the promenade hotel, exellent place to have an outdoor dinner. Enjoy the incredible tasting food, don't be disappointed when first reading the menu, it might all look like elsewhere Indian food but believe me the taste will impress you. Try the seafood yellow curry or maybe a platter either veg or seafood. Altogether with... More 

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Thrissur, India
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17 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was a little sceptical about this restaurant as the previous reviews were mixed about the food. I found this restaurant excellent in terms of food, cocktail and service. I liked the sea side open restaurant where I spent a couple of hours enjoying the food, sea breeze, full moon and of course rhythm of sea wave.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23, Goubert Avenue, Beside Old light house, Pondicherry, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 222 7750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients

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